Tag: Leonid Bershidsky

Orthodoxy, Capitalism, and “the West”
Religion and Politics

Orthodoxy, Capitalism, and “the West” Is Orthodox Christianity Stuck in the Past?

In a recent essay for the Bloomberg View, Leonid Bershidsky attempts to explain why traditionally-Orthodox countries “remain stuck” in the anti-capitalist, anti-Western, and authoritarian mindset characteristic of the communist era. Drawing support from a new World Bank working paper, Bershidsky locates the source of this mindset in supposed theological differences between Eastern and Western Christianity….

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